Ana de Armas will be the heroine of this action film by Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall: Programmed Memories).
Teased in 2017, shortly after the announcement of John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellumthe first spin-off of the action saga carried by Keanu Reeves comes to fruition. Ballerina is finally filming, in Prague, under the direction of Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall: Programmed Memories) and with Ana de Armas in the lead role. That of a dancer trained to kill, who will use her very special talents to assassinate all those involved in the murder of her family. A tailor-made role for the actress, who has already proven that she is particularly comfortable for action scenes in the latest James Bond, Dying can wait.
Ana de Armas: “I wanted to be something other than the pretty girl lying on a bed linen”
In this spin-off, she will meet some key characters from the main saga, such as Winston Scott, played by Ian McShanethe manager of the Continental hotel, in which the assassins can find refuge provided they respect a few rules. John Wick himself should return for a handful of scenes, still played by Keanu Reeves. Ana de Armas will also reply to Anjelica Hustonrevealed The Hollywood Reporter. Arrived precisely in the third episode of the franchise, she plays “The Director”a terrible slayer who trains her ballerinas to develop slayer skills, in addition to their talent for dancing. “The idea of Ballerina was born when we were designing John Wick 3 with Anjelicaexplains Erica Lee, who produces this spin-off with Basil Iwanyk (already behind the first opuses) and Chad Stahelski (director of several films in the saga, including No. 4, which will be released next year in cinemas). Anjelica Huston is an icon, no less than a Hollywood heiress. Wick’s world always gets richer when she gives orders on screen.”
THR recalls in passing that the actress’s own mother was a ballerina: Enrica Soma met filmmaker John Huston in the late 1940s, when she was a model and dancer in New York. They married in 1950, and Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951, a year after her brother Walter Antony Huston.
Finally, note that in addition to John Wick 4 and Ballerina, the saga is also currently available on television, via series The Continental. Which will take place as its title suggests in the famous hotel run by Ian McShane. It should be broadcast next year on Prime Video.
Here is the trailer for John Wick 4which will be released in France on March 22, 2023: